Jim Woodring comic
What is to become of the beloved trilobular chuckbuster Frank now that he has journeyed outside the Unifactor and met his soulmate, Fran? The answer is delivered here in devastatingly unpredictable fashion. Fans of Frank, connoisseurs of bizarre romance, and spelunkers in the radiant depths of graphic metaphysical psychodrama will want to add this singular cartoon adventure story to their lifetime reading list. "...a simultaneous prequel and sequel to Jim Woodring's excellent Congress of the Animals from 2011, a book which seemed to shatter the cyclical exploits of the artist's Frank universe so as to provide an ending of sorts, though surely you want to know more about that nice friend Frank shacked himself up with for the denouement" -Joe McCulloch, The Comics Journal
- Issue # TPB (3 years ago)
Weathercraft is Woodring's first full-length graphic novel set in the world of his most beloved character, Frank -- indeed, Woodring's first graphic novel, period! -- and it features the same hypnotically-gorgeous linework and mystical iconography. As it happens, Frank has only a brief supporting appearance in Weathercraft, which actually stars Manhog, Woodring's pathetic, brutish everyman (or everyhog). After enduring 32 pages of almost incomprehensible suffering, Manhog embarks upon a transformative journey and attains enlightenment. He wants to go to celestial realms but instead altruistically returns to the unifactor to undo a wrong he has inadvertently brought about: The transformation of the evil politician Whim into a mind-destroying plant-demon who distorts and enslaves Frank and his friends. The new and metaphysically expanded Manhog sets out for a final battle with Whim... Finalist, 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Graphic Novels Named one of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2010 Ranked #6 on TIME.com's Best Graphic Novels of 2010 "Weathercraft is a magnificent and slightly wicked little book: a whimsical farce about some of the nastiest, darkest metaphysical stuff there is, a banquet for the eyes that starts growing tendrils once it's inside you." ? Douglas Wolk, Publishers Weekly.
- Issue # TPB (4 years ago)
A chain of events propels Frank out of the Unifactor and into a world where he is on his own at last; and like so many who leave home, Frank finds himself contending with realities of which he had no previous inkling. "Frank's adventures take place in a kind of Byzantine fun-house phantasmagoria of windows-slash-orifices, faces without faces, and extruded intestines. The spirit is like Disney meets Hieronymus Bosch, a comic surrealism in which Frank undergoes an exile and return from his beloved home." - Brian Miller, Seattle Weekly.
- Issue # TPB (4 years ago)
In honor of Frank's 20th anniversary Fantagraphics is re-releasing the massive, long out of print Frank Book omnibus, which collected all the Frank material up to the mid-aughts, including several jaw-droppingly beautiful full-color stories, literally dozens of lushly-delineated black-and-white stories, and a treasure trove of covers and illustrations. The Frank Book also features an introduction by one of Frank's biggest fans (himself a Frank, or almost): Francis Ford Coppola.
- Issue # TPB (5 years ago)
Dark Horse is proud to introduce an all-new anthology devoted to Star Wars! Star Wars Tales features the world's greatest comics creators and their spins on the Star Wars saga, both within and beyond the continuity! Mara Jade meets Rebel General Madine in "A Night on the Town" by Timothy Zahn and Igor Kordey! A retired Jedi ignites her lightsaber one last time for a battle with Darth Vader in an all-new story by Ron Marz and 1998 Eisner nominee Claudio Castellini! And super-scribe Peter David and penciller Martin Egeland come together to spin the saga of "Skippy the Jedi Droid"! This is Star Wars as you've never seen it before!
The station is carefully supervised; every precaution is taken, but everyone knows the risks. When an apparent saboteur is killed by an escaped Alien, the site of scientific research gives way to a homicide investigation. Col. Dr. Anthony Crespi, the stalwart survivor of Aliens: Backsplash (featured in Dark Horse Comics #12 and 13), suspects that the Alien subject may not have escaped on its own, and is determined to uncover the truth.